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  • D: deep notch, XI
    tail base: fleshy keel
  • D IX-X, wide, scaled gap
  • D divided: VII-IX + III-V (isolated/buried) + I
    tail base: no fleshy keel
  • elongate, fusiform
    flat between eyes
    D & A: no scales, last ray v long
    D X, 11, no notch
  • roof mouth: rhomboid tooth patch
    D XII, 11, last ray not elongated
    soft D & A scaled
    C forked, lobes elongated
    sides roof mouth: 2 pr tooth patches
    17-22 lower gill rakers
  • body depth 21-31% SL
    D sections separate
    scales smooth
    preoperculum strongly toothed